Prurigo nodularis

What is Prurigo nodularis?

Prurigo nodularis (PN) is a skin disease characterised by pruritic (itchy) nodules which usually appear on the arms or legs. Patients often present with multiple excoriated lesions caused by scratching. PN is also known as Hyde prurigo nodularis, Picker's nodules, atypical nodular form of neurodermatitis circumscripta, lichen corneus obtusus.

Lichen simplex chronicus is a distinct clinical entity.

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I have been suffering from prurigo nodularis from the last approximately 20 years or so. I have seen several allopathy doctors for that, but...

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Hi.prurigo nodularis is the toughest disease to treat.firstt hydroxyzine 25 mg at night.gris od in the morning.wysolone starting from 30 mg tapered...

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Hi, I am a female, 51 years old and from south-america but have been living in the west since I was 12 years. I have no medical history of illness...

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Female 46, 235lbs. Symtoms: nausea, exteme fatigue, right neck and shoulder pain , lower back pain at right hip, prurigo nodularis ,throat...

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I have been getting these bumps on my skin as of the past month or two. What is it and what can i do to make it go away?

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I have an area of prurigo nod. that I was picking with a pointed tweezer. The tweezer punctured me in the elbow very deeply and in 10 hours,...

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I have bee. diagnosed with prurigo nodularis and have been to many dermatologists none of the creams of treatment they gave have helped. how do I...

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